SurePassID Achieves Next Level FIDO Certification

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SurePassID Multi-Factor Authentication Server has added FIDO U2F to core certifications, making it easier for all users to adopt the FIDO Protocol

FIDO U2F is going to revolutionize strong authentication in the cloud, both for consumer services and enterprises

SurePassID, a leading provider of identity, cloud and mobile security solutions and a member of the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, today announced that its SurePassID Multi-Factor Authentication Server has been certified as compliant with the FIDO U2F (Universal Two-Factor) 1.0 authentication standard FIDO Certified™ .

SurePassID joins the vanguard of FIDO Alliance members in bringing this new strong authentication standard to consumers and the enterprise. The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance is an industry consortium launched in 2013 to revolutionize online security with open standards for simpler, stronger authentication. The FIDO Certified testing program is designed to measure compliance and ensure interoperability among products and services that support FIDO 1.0 specifications. SurePassID has been a member of the FIDO Technology Working Group since April 2013.

"The FIDO Alliance congratulates SurePassID on FIDO U2F 1.0 certification and on the company’s commitment to FIDO standards that deliver an innovative approach to strong authentication that removes many of the vulnerabilities associated with passwords and one-time passcodes, while simplifying the user experience,” said Brett McDowell, FIDO Alliance executive director. “We move closer to achieving our goal of ubiquitous FIDO authentication as FIDO Certified products are made available to a market ready to move beyond passwords with simpler, stronger authentication.”

The coveted FIDO U2F 1.0 certification demonstrates interoperability with multiple authentication devices and the SurePassID Multi-Factor Authentication Server is the only multi-tenant solution that works for cloud, mobile, and on premise. This is a major step in removing some of the main barriers to the adoption of strong authentication…cost, complexity, proprietary infrastructure and impact to users.

“FIDO U2F is going to revolutionize strong authentication in the cloud, both for consumer services and enterprises,” said Mark Poidomani, Founder and CTO of SurePassID. “We are excited to bring a robust and proven solution to market that will make FIDO U2F adoption possible in a matter of minutes.”

In production since 2011, SurePassID Multi-Factor Authentication Server is a proven on-demand solution for easy, secure and scalable login to consumer cloud services and enterprise networks. By integrating a few REST API calls, SurePassID customers can now leverage the power of FIDO U2F’s user-friendly strong authentication and BYOS/BYOA (Bring Your Own Security/Bring Your Own Authentication). SurePassID supports FIDO U2F adoption with a “FIDO Jumpstart Kit” that includes support, documentation, browser plugins, SDK and code examples, and a production-ready testing environment.

About The FIDO Alliance
The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, http://www.fidoalliance.org, was formed in July 2012 to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication technologies, and remedy the problems users face with creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords. The FIDO Alliance is changing the nature of authentication with standards for simpler, stronger authentication that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of mechanisms that reduce reliance on passwords. FIDO authentication is stronger, private, and easier to use when authenticating to online services with FIDO Certified™ products and services.

About SurePassID
SurePassID, an industry leader in IT security and authentication technology is a provider of cloud-based, multi-tenant identity and access management solutions for customers ranging from startups to the Fortune 100. SurePassID delivers a massively scalable, continuously available, and highly customizable solution for identity and access management, strong multi-factor authentication, directory integration, automated provisioning and de-provisioning, and support for legacy strong authentication deployments. We have become increasingly popular for our embrace of passwordless and transparent FIDO Alliance authentication, and ability to conveniently lock down internet-connected devices in the (IoT). With SurePassID customers can seamlessly integrate a few REST API calls to secure access to any application, on any device, by any user. SurePassID offers its solution direct and via a global network of resellers and integrators. For more information visit http://www.surepassid.com.

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